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and easy! you dont even need to learn how to mix!
though I guess being good at picking stuff
to compliment bands is a skill
Yes, it is.
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Anyone want to teach me?
DJ Discrete. I play hours of records that sound the same so nobody even notices i'm changing them.
PM me for booking
for that 'Nightclub in Neighbours where you can talk to each other at a sensible volume' feel.
PM ME FOR BOOKING
don't play any fucking indie
did Norway mean nothing to you Mike?
And don't forget the Nottingham DiS DJs too Mr Diver!
Like on friday, right?
I am doing a stictly 1982 set next week.
if your playing stuff that no one is dancing to, then play what people ask for (if you've got it) when they make a request - unlike those 2 sad little Queens of Noize wannabees at Nambucca on saturday night.
see that is the top of the slippery slope to generic indie disco hell
a. play cool stuff
b. we can all out obscure each other if we want to but there is no need to, really
c. fuck em if they don't like it
So the vast majority of people that have shelled out £5/6 to get into your shitty indie-disco, should just shut the fuck up and dance to what ever the self-important, self-indulgent asswipe DJ wants to ram down their throats eh?
No. Ive been a DJ and the root to success is, play a generous portion of requests and spice them up at regular intervals with 'cool stuff'. That seems to keep the paying punter (whose lining your pockets) happy ive found.
And for the record, the 2 'DJ's' on saturday night were playing mostly generic indie disco ie; Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Blur etc like they'd never heard it before, whilst the audience sat around the sides looking bored out of their minds. Grim.
dunnit? If the night's billed as a generic indie disco, then you play requests and what you think the audience want, but if the night's sold on being a credible night, it should be a case of playing exactly what you want as long as it fits in in context of the night. If you bill a night as being a cutting edge electro night, no matter how many times someone requests Kasabian, you shouldn't be playing it.
and are refusing to dance until you do?
you've done something seriously wrong in the promotion of the night. Yes, I'd probably play it if lots of people requested it, but if you're doing a night that's billed as a credible alternative night, most of the people there are expecting to not hear mainstream indie.
im just having a pop at DJ's that wont oblige with a popular request, even when its totally within the context of the night, mainstream or otherwise.
I like to play things that people generally haven't heard of, that are still amazing and danceable.
You can be obscure and accessible at the same time
I should try and get some paid dj gigs. I'm fucking brilliant
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